These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Aug. 7, 2017. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the map reflects the location of the capital ship.
Total U.S. Navy Battle Force:
|Deployed Ships Underway||Non-deployed Ships Underway||Total Ships Underway|
Ships Deployed by Fleet
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In the Singapore Strait
The America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are in port in Singapore at the Changi Naval Base. Changi was opened in 2004 and can accommodate large ships pier-side, including aircraft carriers. It is strategically located and used regularly by U.S. Navy ships transiting the route between the Pacific and the Indian Ocean.
The America ARG and 15th MEU will eventually relieve the Bataan ARG in the Middle East.
In the Coral Sea
Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group with 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit departed Brisbane, Australia.
A Marine MV-22 with 26 people aboard crashed Saturday. The aircraft had launched from the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) and was conducting regularly-scheduled operations when it crashed into the waters on its final approach to the USS Green Bay (LPD-20). 23 people were recovered safely. Three are presumed lost at sea. There are reports that Green Bay’s flight deck was damaged.
In the Eastern Pacific
Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group started its Composite Training Unit Exercise last week in the Navy training areas off San Diego. Besides the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), the CSG includes the Carrier Air Wing 17, guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52), and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Halsey (DDG-97), USS Higgins (DDG-76), USS Preble (DDG-46) and USS Sampson (DDG-102).
The COMPTUEX is usually the first time all elements of a strike group – ships plus air wing – come together in preparation for deployment.
USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is also underway off San Diego providing aircraft carrier services to train pilots in Fleet Replenishment Squadrons.
In the Pacific
The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is operating off the coast of Japan.
In the Persian Gulf
The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group commenced combat flight operations last week, conducting anti-ISIS strikes in Syria and Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
In the Gulf of Aden/Red Sea
The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit is operating off Yemen, after arriving in theater in March.
The ARG/MEU’s mission is to provide crisis response and contingency support to combatant commanders, including maritime security operations, humanitarian assistance and advance force operations.
The America ARG and 15 MEU – currently in the Western Pacific – will ultimately relieve the Bataan ARG on station in the Middle East. Bataan ARG and 24 MEU are due to return home to Norfolk in September.
In the Atlantic
The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group is operating off the coast of Scotland.
The Bush CSG is taking part in early August Exercise Saxon Warrior 17 in the North Atlantic Ocean to “demonstrate Allied interoperability and collective defense through power projection from the sea.” Nations participating in Saxon Warrior 17 include: Germany, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. Saxon Warrior was last held in 2011.
In the Western Atlantic
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) is underway off Norfolk conducting training and testing of the carrier’s next-generation arresting gear and launching systems, after the ship’s recent commissioning.
In addition to these major formations, not shown are thousands of others sailors and Marines serving aboard submarines, individual surface ships, aircraft squadrons, SEAL teams, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Forces and other units around the globe.